Emo Dojo
Emo Dojo

Episode · 9 months ago

John; August 12, 2021

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

"Something is different this time," "It feels like something is happening." Nope. Things are better than usual. We just have the internet constantly overflowing our senses with divisive "content." Turn off social media and listen to music or take a nature hike.

Day 12 of the August Daily Episode Challenge

Oh Hey, don't worry about me, I'll be fine. So what's up? It's Thursday, the twelve Sahi T so happy it's Thursday. I was reading an article, not the first I've read, where I've heard this statement, something like I don't know, something is different this time, as if you know societies, like, Oh my God, something huge is happening. What is it? Such a mystery? Whoa what is it break? Why? Why do you think that? What does your ego make you think that? Oh my God, this is like more trying times than we've ever been through in the history of earth. You know what it is? There's one thing that's different, the Internet. That's what's different. You see things happening immediately and humans are affected with memisis all we do is mimic shit and try...

...to copy what we see. But with the fucking Internet, you see it so fast, there's no filters, there's no guard rails. You think he got to follow every trend and chase every little thing. It's driving you crazy, especially when the Internet gets infected with negative news and, you know, distrust in the power structure and things like that. Well, and here's what drives me crazy about that, that term it's something's different this time then when we were you here the last time, some crazy shit was going on. The last time, I mean when I was a teenager. Fuck, the president got shot. As that happened in a while? has there been a political assassination of any kind? No, we were at a Cold War with the USS are. Russia was the whole continent, like all of the states, and Russia was the USS are, and they had their fucking intercontinental ballistic missiles pointed at us. This sounds like some nineteen six s bullshit, but...

...in the S, you know, back to the future, ghostbusters, all that stuff, we still had air raid sirens and air raid drills at school because we were almost at a nuclear war with Russia. And who was the president? Reagan, and then someone shot him. But you know what, because news was slower, we didn't have the Internet. As kids were like us, someone shot the president, as he did. No, okay, cool, fuck that Guy Anyway, and we just got on with it. We didn't dwell, we would get up the next morning and smoke some pot and hop on our skateboards and go to school be done with it. We wouldn't be arguing about like did you get your Shotsnu fuck it. We always got our shots back in the day. Auntie vaxers weren't a thing. Why? Because they didn't have the Internet to spread their not sense. That's why the idea of dining in a nuclear war was so entrenched in our psyche that one time, when I took acid with my buddies, I thought we were...

...about to die. Literally, I literally thought that. I mean, obviously I was tripping on acid, so it wasn't happening. But what had happened was we had we were up in Sacramento and we used to like to hang out on the river and there was a this one bridge that crossed over the river, fair oaks bridge, and that particular night we could see really far, like all the way to the bay area. Almost was, I don't know, twenty thirty miles, it seemed like we could see. Well. Sacramento was also home to many air force spaces. Well, under the influence of acid, simultaneously I saw a full moon rise above alone cloud over the bay area and I saw strato fortress, is gigantic nuclear bomber that would fly out of Sacramento, flying at midnight and is super late at night. We're...

...tripping on acid, like a Friday or Saturday night, and effectively, I thought I just saw that full moon rising over that solo cloud. I thought that was a nuclear explosion and that we were about to feel the force of the nuclear blasts. I just stood on that bridge and clung to the fence. I could hardly even speak, you know. I was like having a panic attack or something. And you know my friends, they weren't quite tripping as hard as I was. So they're like do what the fuck, come on, and I like Whoa. So at that moment I thought we were dead and the cops had seen our car parked on the Upper Bank of one side of the river, where we weren't supposed to park, apparently, and they thought that, by yelling on their bowl horns, that we were just going to come out like fuck, that we're high, we're fucking frying on acid. So we're like ducked under the underside of the bridge and we're not coming out to the cops on the other side of the river. Just for what? So we get in trouble, get a ticket, maybe possibly taken to jail or something. We were seventeen, maybe sixteen. I don't think...

...we would have gone to jail. But anyway, we thought we were well shit. We hung out there long enough. I guess they thought they would fuck with us and called in the helicopter. So then there's like a sheriff helicopter flying right above the bridge, shining his bright ass Vietnam kind of little spotlight from his helicopter down through the planks in the bridge and we're swearing like Oh fuck, don't let the light hitch, you don't let them. We're just his fucking helicopter super loud into their reverberating off the river and the pilings of the bridge. And after about seemed like three hours they finally left. They think it was maybe twenty minutes, but time stretches when you're on acid. Long and short of it. My point is that's how entrenched we were in the idea of dying in a war like with another country. It was just part of our existence. So the idea that some fucking goofball, you...

...know conspiracy theorists, are going to like overtake a building, we're like yeah, big deal, just whatever water can in them. That's what they do. Water cannons, you know, bayonets. They used to shoot people back in the day. Straight up, look up Kent State. That was a thing, you know, where the fucking Army National Guard just open fired on some kids protesting on the lawn and literally murdered a bunch of kids. Well, they did that in the past. I wouldn't be surprised if they did it again. It's my point being the things are not like, Oh my God, this is different this time. Yes, in the sense that we have the Internet, but people that were old enough to experience some shit way back in the day will you were younger back then, so you experienced it different anyway. So there's no comparison for anybody on this planet to say, yeah, it's different this time, so just shut up, it's not different. Things are going to be fine. Just got to wear goddamn mask. It's a big fucking deal. Nobody ever protested wearing shoes or pants the mask.

Why? Just wear masks, even if you don't want to get a shot. Wear mask. Don't be a Dick. Oh. So here's the thing. So you know emo Joe, the logo for Emo Dojo, like the Guinyang logo I made. Well, I turned it into an NFT. Yeah, it's kind of complex process. It's just a whole weird thing. You have to basically get some ethereum, so you have to start out like a coin base account and they'd get a coin base wallets and then loads some etherory and coin, and then you have to put some etherium into one of the NFT platforms, kind of like opensee or lazycom whatever. I used open see and then puts. Just started a gallery of all a bunch of emo Joe kind of characters that have drawn over the past couple of years since we've done the podcast. So that's kind of cool and well, I did it...

...kind of because there's some every once in a while find my shit on like Amazon or Ebay where people have just taken my logoing or printing stupid things with it. I doubt they make much money, but it's the principle of the matter. They suggest ask or acknowledge the fact that they stole it or something. But in the world of the future, emo Dojo and the emo Joe Logo isn't nft. So lock it down that way. By the time you hear this, twitter made a of let me back on twitter. They might have my suspension may have ended. So yeah, I can get your messages and comment and Shit like that. But Anyway, I learned about the twitter algorithms and yeah, I don't I don't even know why bother with twitter. However, I do see people from the old days on twitter now and then, like Moody Spice. Just a shout out to Moody Spice. It's good to see you out there. I'm glad you're doing okay. I hope everyone...

...else is fine too, and I also hope, from my old friend Anica, that that black cat we had rescued, maxine waters, the little kittie that we rescued from the freezing under the house, got retested. Now she's a grown up. Obviously, the year and a half or two you later, whatever, she does not have feeline five immunavirus whatever. So that's great. So good news generally all around. My fucking shingles healed up and I'm starting to gain use of my left shoulder more and more each day. I'm starting to feel like myself and getting back to the typical ups and downs of just, you know, having a mood disorder me. So I've been practicing gratitude, lots of it, and always try to look at things opposite, like if I'm feeling down or whatever, just try to have an opposite day and look at everything from a different vantage point and even to the extent of like doing things differently, like driving a different way to work or trying to...

...brush my teeth with my left hand, things like that. Whatever it takes to try to look at things from a different perspective. Instead of feeling gloomy and like I don't fit in, I just try to make a list of the things I'm thankful for, and the list keeps getting longer. You are probably on that list, so thank you for being here. So, that said, going to do a Friday night show tomorrow with my buddy g shock in the bay area. They're getting hit hard by the covid again, lockdowns and all that bullshit and proof of vaccines and everything. It's really stressing a lot of people out and the Division that causes. So anyway, hopefully that episode will go on as planned. Just wanted to listen to some Friday new music tomorrow and see if there's any cool rock songs that just came out that we might be interested in. Right cool, all right, that's all I got for tonight. For Thursday, the twelve of August. This is day...

...twelve of my August daily episode challenge. I'm johnny emotions. Thanks for joining me at the Emodojo and now back to the wall.

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